KUWAIT: Kuwait maintained its unwavering approach of aiding nations ravaged by natural and man-made disasters across the globe throughout the past week. On Monday, Kuwait’s International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) provided aid and shelter to 8,212 of displaced Rohingya Muslim families in Bangladesh.


The aid is part of an urgent humanitarian program launched by the organization to help Muslims who fled the violence in Myanmar, said IICO Chairman, Amiri Diwan Advisor and consultant of UN Secretary General Abdullah Al-Matouq in a statement.


The program involved distributing 7,700 food packages and building 512 houses, he said. IICO also aims to fund a project to shelter 250 families, with a cost of KD 200 per house. Moreover, the organization will launch another project to deliver 2,000 food packages worth KD 25 per package, said Matouq, adding that one package contains supplies that will last for two months.


On Tuesday, Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) launched a new phase of aid for Syrian displaced people through its various projects in Lebanon. Head of KRCS’ mission in Lebanon, Dr Mousaed Al-Anzi, said that the society launched the ninth phase of its dialysis project for the sixth year in the Orange Nassau Hospital in Tripoli to treat patients suffering from kidney diseases.


He pointed out that the KRCS will distribute bread through the bread project to 500 displaced Syrian families in northern Lebanon, as well as to 500 Palestinian refugee families in Beddawi camp in the north.


Meanwhile, in Jordan, Kuwait provided a Jordanian state university with financial aid worth $33,000 meant to prop up the Hashemite Kingdom’s education sector.  After handing Hashemite University president (HU) Dr Kamaleldin Hani the monetary sum, given by Kuwait’s Zakat House, Kuwait’s ambassador to Amman Dr Hamad Al-Duaij said that the aid aims to support students in obtaining a college education.


On Tuesday as well, Kuwait provided a donation worth 467,000 euro (KD 167,000) for the expansion of an Islamic high school in the capital Podgorica. Kuwaiti Ambassador to Serbia and non-resident ambassador to Montenegro Yosif Abdulsamad met with Montenegrin Islamic officials to deliver the donation of Kuwait’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait Embassy in Serbia said in a statement. – KUNA